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Our original Studio on Fitzgerald Ave was wrecked by the earthquake on February 22nd 2011. I was able to salvage all of my equipment and convert my garage at home on Marshland Rd into a new studio which was open until March 2016. We have moved to...more
Wow! What can we say other than one of the coolest and most memorable experiences we have ever had! The Bone Dude was one of the most down to earth people we have ever met who has mastered his craft! We were so excited to...More
after scrolling through trip advisor activities we stumbled over the bone dude. with such good reviews it was a good excuse to get out of the house.
I cannot think of a better family activity we have done. selecting and carving a piece for another...More
John is not only a wonderful carver, he is an excellent teacher and easy-going "dude". And he does it with one arm!! We did a refresher lesson with him recently, and enjoyed it as much this time as we did the first.
Barb's work is...More
A group of 5 of us visited John's studio this Friday and did we have a fantastic time. John is a very skilled (and humble) artist. Upon arrival we were able to learn about different types of bone, view his work, pick out a design,...More
Went to a session on Saturday, and absolutely loved it.
Even if you have never even thought about carving something yourself you will walk out with something you are proud of.
John is an awesome teacher that shows you what to do without staring over...More
John is fantastic at sharing his craft, he is humble and gives you time to create something that you are proud of. We did not feel rushed and had great conversations about history of carving, different tools and types of bone. The website could do...More
I originally found The Bone Dude here on Trip Advisor and so glad I did, and only a 45 min or so (rather enjoyable) drive from Christchurch!
I thoroughly enjoyed making my own bone carving necklace, you have a choice of 16 different options of...More
This place has moved and is no longer at this location. Please check his Facebook page as his website is not up to date either.More
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John F, Owner at The Bone Dude's Carving Studio, responded to this reviewResponded 18 April 2016
Hi GypsyR, Thank you for your disappointment, to me it means you were keen to have a go. Unfortunately the process of shifting and rebuilding a new studio is taking longer than I anticipated. I hope the rest of your time in NZ lives up...More
An amazing way to spend a few hours in christchurch. If you've been in new zealand any amount of time, you'll have seen the necklaces and symbols everywhere. Here you get a chance to make one for yourself. Having no experience or artistic flare wasn't...More